NEOF was launched to fill the gap created when the Rainbow Haven Opportunity Fund was discontinued.  

A dedicated group of volunteers (including educators, social workers, youth workers and community members) came together to develop NEOF’s mission, action plan, and partnerships with community organizations.  NEOF is a non-profit society, incorporated in Nova Scotia under the Societies Act and registered with the Nova Scotia Registrar of Joint Stock Companies under the name North End Opportunities Fund Society.

In 2016, NEOF successfully raised $17,000 from various individuals and groups, including the Halifax Community Investment Fund and the Halifax Assistance Fund. Fifty-three young people from the North End participated in summer and fall programs.

In 2017 we raised $15,000 from a wider range of sources and again including the Halifax Community Investment Fund, and we facilitated 45 young people to attend summer camps of their choosing.

In 2018 we facilitated a staggering 96 youth to attend athletic, academic, artistic, leadership, and outdoor programs which they were seeking, with support once again from the Halifax Community Investment Fund and the Halifax Assistance Fund. We also fundraised through the WestJet Community Support Program raffling off a trip for two, and a bicycle generously donated by Cyclesmith. We are excited that we continue to extend our community connections!

Founding Members:                                                                                                 

  • Lynn MacDonald

  • Marion Brown

  • Kim Pittaway

  • Troy Allen

  • Lindell Smith

  • Randy Tully

  • Lisa Roberts

  • Nick Williams

  • Melodie Skeete

  • Monica Marsh